This message from Brumbies Community rugby went out to clubs on 28 July 2022:
Yuma Monaro & South Coast Club Presidents,
Please find attached a joint letter from Brumbies Rugby & the ACTJRU regarding the widespread and recurring issue of Match Official abuse. For your awareness this has also been sent to all juniors clubs and schools across the region.
It reinforces the necessity for us all to work better together to ensure that this type of conduct is dealt with more effectively and driven out of the game, so that we can continue to attract and retain Match Officials in rugby and that officiating remains a really enjoyable role.
With finals approaching in most competitions around the region, this is an opportunity to remind everyone of our behavioural expectations and to emphasise the seriousness of Match Official abuse.
This communication puts all participants on notice that increased sanctions will be imposed going forward under the Disciplinary Rules, to seek to mitigate the risks of Match Official abuse by players, coaching staff and spectators.
We appreciate your support in advance.
Deputy CEO & General Manager Community Rugby
This is a reminder that on 26th July at 7.00pm, ACTRRA will hold their second Development Evening of 2022. The details for the evening are below:
Topics covered: Scrums, Refereeing trends
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Finishing at approximately 9.00pm
Where: Brumbies HQ, Building 29, University Dr S, Bruce ACT 2617
Catering: Dinner will be provided for those attending.
Training will be run beforehand commencing at 6pm and our Trainer, Steve, is expecting a large turnout!
This development evening will not be broadcasted elsewhere, due to the nature of scrums and the benefit of having this lesson delivered face to face.
If there are any questions or queries, please contact ACTRRA Secretary, Mitch Egan, through ACTRRA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening for Training and Education!